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NA, Senate decry Trump’s statement


RESOLUTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY AGAINST NEW US POLICY ON AFGHANISTAN  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly and Senate I their separate sessions yesterday unanimously rejected the statement made by US President Donald Trump recently. Speaking on a motion moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid regarding the US President’s new strategy …

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NSC devises response to US’s new Afghan policy


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) yesterday.  The country’s top civil and military leadership was in attendance to discuss issues of national security. The committee devised a response to the US policy on Afghanistan laid out in the …

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MQM, PML-F barred to contest elections


BAN TO STAY UNTIL ASSET DETAILS SUBMITTED: ECP  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred those political parties who failed to submit their financial records on time from contesting future elections, an official notice from the election body said yesterday. “Political parties that did not …

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Statistics minister rejects objections to census results


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The federal government has rejected Sindh’s objections on the recently released results of the national, with Minister for Statistics Kamran Michael asking critics to take their objections to the Council of Common Interest (CCI). “When the chief minister of Sindh was present in the CCI meeting …

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BB murder case: Verdict reserved after 9 years


From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has reserved verdict in former Prime Minister (PM) Benazir Bhutto murder case after nine years. The ATC Rawalpindi heard the case yesterday during which prosecutor of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Khawaja Asif and the lawyers of the suspects presented their arguments. Benazir Bhutto …

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Shehbaz rejects corruption allegations


WARNS THE MOVE WILL HAVE ‘SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES’  From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has strongly rejected the corruption allegations leveled against the provincial government by a private TV channel. Shahbaz addressing a presser yesterday said that the said the channel had been conspiring against Metro bus project. …

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Former envoys voice concerns

FOREIGN OFFICE LETTER SPAT  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Former foreign envoys voiced their concerns yesterday relating to the scathing criticism of US ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry by former high commissioner to India Abdul Basit. “The members of Association of Former Ambassadors have noted with regret the unfortunate episode relating to a letter attributed …

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BHC dismisses plea challenging Musharraf’s acquittal

BUGTI MURDER CASE  From Our Correspondent QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Wednesday dismissed an application challenging the acquittal of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and others in the Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti murder case. The application had been filed by the Baloch nationalist leader’s son, Jamil Akbar …

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PM promotes 52 civil servants to grade 20, 21

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the promotions of 52 officers from the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), Secretariat group and police service recommended by the Central Selection Board (CSB) and also undid notifications of their supersession and deferment issued in 2015. The promotions were from the CSB of …

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